The Genus Messor Forel, 1890 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Cyprus

Sebastian Salata, Jakovos Demetriou, Christos Georgiadis, Lech Borowiec

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Nine species of the genus Messor Forel have been reported from Cyprus to date. However, based on our samples and examined type material we confirm the presence of only three species on the island. Messor bucephalussp. nov. is described as a new species to science, while M. orientalis Emery and M. syriacus Tohmé are redescribed based on the material from Cyprus. Their distribution, biology and possible misidentification with other species of the genus are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-234
Number of pages20
JournalAnnales Zoologici
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 30 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Cyprus
  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • Messor bucephalus
  • identification key
  • new species

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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